Robert Jobson is our Royal expert on Kate and William's little one
You’d only need look at the camera crews camped outside St Mary’s Hospital, the £1 million spent at the bookies or the avalanche of cash-in products (commemorative nappies, anyone?) to realise the nation’s gone Royal baby crazy.
For the past nine months, Kate‘s pregnancy – from a hospitalisation due to morning sickness through to cravings for Haribo sweets – has gripped the world.
And for its first year, Baby Cambridge‘s life will be no less keenly followed.
After all, the child – descended from coal miners as well as kings – will one day be our monarch.
Baby Cambridge will also make history within the Royal Family.
In 2011, the Queen approved a change in the rules on the line of succession, meaning for the first time a female Royal could be crowned monarch ahead of her younger brothers (who’d previously been given priority).
And last year, HRH declared that all of Kate and Wills‘ kids, male or female, will be princes or princesses.
You could hardly call the birth ordinary, either.
The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s is where Wills was born (Princess Diana chose not to give birth in Buckingham Palace or at home, where future heirs were usually delivered).
It’s so plush new dads can even order bubbly from a menu.
Alright for some, eh?
The New Royal Family by Robert Jobson (£12.99, John Blake) is out on 5 August. Follow Robert @theroyaleditor
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